Training Course: Quality Wave
Location: Ostend, Belgium – FL
Dates: 17-21 May 2020
Number of participants: 45
Organizer: JINT, National Agency Belgium-Flanders
Participating countries: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Apply here: application form (need to register on Salto)
Deadline to apply: 9 March 2020
Date of selection: 23 March 2020
Inquiries about this project: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.
Accommodation and food
The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.
Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
Non-formal education, especially in learning mobility projects, can create life-changing experiences for young people and leave a great impact on the communities involved. If implemented carefully learning mobility projects can even contribute to youth-led social change in Europe and beyond.
Europe invests a lot in their youth by increasing the opportunities and funding for Programmes such as Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps and activities of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. Unfortunately, some of the funded projects are of poor quality and at the same time, the programmes are not being used by many potential beneficiaries because of the existing thresholds and barriers.
Motivated by these insights, The European Platform on Learning Mobility (EPLM) developed useful tools to support Quality in learning mobility projects: the Quality App (http://qualitymobility.app/) and the Quality Handbook (http://bit.ly/qhandbook)
With this training, we want to support youth mobility professionals in using and promoting these tools so that the Quality approach can continue to spread and grow throughout Europe.
Do you want to surf with us on the Quality Wave?
The aim of this training course is to provide support for Quality! Learning mobility projects in times of increased focus on quantity (more budget) and empower Q! Ambassadors throughout Europe to roll out the EPLM Quality Tools in their countries.
We will create space to:
- Explore and experiment with EPLM Quality Tools: Q! App and Quality handbook
- Have a critically constructive look at these tools
- Share experience and stories between experienced Q! ambassadors and new ones
- Build a vision on “Why Quality learning mobility is important”
- Prepare international/national/local multiplying activities (training, promotion, support/coaching, E+ or ESC projects,…)
Are you a future Q! Ambassador? This little test might help you to find this out. How many boxes can you tick?
- You are a youth mobility believer
- No quantity without Quality is your motto
- You have experience in excellent, moderate and/or poor quality mobility projects
- You’re open to share your experiences with your peers
- You are motivated to lift up the quality of your own projects and support newcomers in doing so
45 participants can attend this training. The target group is twofold:
- Participants of the Q! Multipliers meeting in Budapest (July 2019) who want to share their experience as a Quality Ambassador on EU and/or national/regional/local level (max 15)
- Participants who want to become a Q! Ambassador and are eager to share the Quality approach in their country (min 30)
We aim at reaching participants from a diversity of countries, including partner countries (sent by SALTOs). Preferably 2 or 3 participants per country with a diversity of profiles and experiences with youth mobility projects.
Each NA will be free to nominate the participants they consider most appropriate.
NAs engage themselves to support the future Q! Ambassadors in their local/national activities (Possibly funded by TCA/NET). NAs that already have planned to translate the Q! App or to set up national dissemination activities on Quality get priority in sending (future) Q! ambassadors.
This training course will be hosted by JINT, NA Belgium-Flanders in the city of Ostend (by the sea).
- The meeting rooms are located in the Cultural Centre “De Grote Post” – https://www.degrotepost.be
- Accommodation will be offered in the playful Upstairs hotel (2 p bedrooms) https://www.upstairshotel.com
Arrivals are expected on the 17th may (preferably before 7 pm) and departures are on 21st may after breakfast.
Your Quality trainers’ team: Snezana Baclija Knoch (also Quality handbook editor), Sérgio Gonçalves (also Q! App administrator) and Sofie Van Zeebroeck (also EPLM member)